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Instructor: Eric LaPerna | Tuition $155 | Ages 16+

» Location: Music Theory Room | Thursdays: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | 6 Sessions: May 27th – July 1st | 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1

The PCM Middle Eastern Ensemble will work on Turkish, Arabic and Armenian music from the folk, classical and Sufi traditions.

The ensemble will feature traditional instruments like the oud (fretless lute), nay (reed flute), and percussion, as well as woodwinds, bowed instruments, bass, guitar, keyboard and accordion.

This class is for teenagers and adults who are at an intermediate to advanced level on their instrument.

At the end of each 6-week session there will be a public performance of the pieces the class has been working on.

Watch Eric and his son Leo perform a traditional Turkish folk song on the cura saz and darbuka, and talk about the melodic and rhythmic modes of the composition.


All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to class start date and show proof of vaccination.

Instructors: Jane Clukey & Mary Johnston Letellier | Tuition $400 | Ages 14+

» Location: PCM Studios | 8 Sessions | Mon., Tues., Thurs., Aug. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Sat., Aug. 7 & 14, 10:00 am -2:00 pm | Final performance: Sun., Aug. 15, 4:00 pm -8:00 pm (Memorial Hall)

PCM instructors, Mary Johnston Letellier and Jane Clukey, are once again offering an exciting summer workshop.

Along with special guests they will present topics in singing, acting, vocal health, the business of singing, and much more.

Participants will enjoy lectures, masterclasses, and scene coachings, culminating in a staged and costumed performance at the end of the two-week program.

The workshop is open to amateur and aspiring professional singers, by audition, ages 14 and up.


All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to class start date and show proof of vaccination.

Instructor: Titus Abbott | Tuition $400 | Ages 14+ with minimum two years experience on instrument

» Location: Choir/Music Room | Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | 5 sessions: August 2-6 | 8/2, 8/3/, 8/4/, 8/5/ 8/6 | Final performance: August 6, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Meloon Chapel)

Students will learn jazz standards and contemporary jazz tunes with an emphasis on analyzing and developing their skills as improvisers.

This is a unique Portland- based opportunity for students of jazz to gain valuable collaborative experience with expert coaching from professional musicians who work in a contemporary vernacular of improvisation and spontaneous composition, yet have a deep knowledge of jazz history and forms.

This camp may also be an ideal opportunity for Maine Jazz Camp students, alums and others to form strong local relationships on their way to developing their jazz and improv skills.

The week ends with an evening concert open to family and the public.


All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to class start date and show proof of vaccination.

Tim Burris, Faculty - Portland Conservatory of MusicInstructor: Tim Burris | Tuition: $75

» Location: PCM Studios | Wednesdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm| 4 Sessions: August 4-25: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

The early music movement has influenced not just instruments used for performances of Mozart or Bach, it has also sown seeds in the areas of genres like the Passacaglia section of the Britten Nocturnal, or collaborations between Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, as well as the text-setting of works of Dominick Argento.

These trends are not entirely new-after all, Baroque composers often used older forms, as well as setting much earlier texts, especially in sacred works. Still, this phenomenon has been far more pervasive in the last 75 years.

This course, combining lecture, group listening, and discussion, will introduce you to works you might not have been exposed to, and will put some context around more familiar examples of this marriage of early music influences and modern repertoire.


All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to class start date and show proof of vaccination.